Visual arts

Visual arts

Our arts programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian arts of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

The Striking Artwork of Radu Oreian, on Show for London’s Frieze Week

Following his successful 2017 exhibition in Marseille, accomplished Romanian artist Radu Oreian arrives on Britain’s thriving art scene in two special events celebrating his first solo show in London, entitled 'Microscripts and Melted Matters'. Open at Fitzrovia’s Noho Studios in collaboration with Gallery Nosco, the show is...

27/09 - 06/10/2019 @ RCI London and Noho Studios
‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’ - A Photography Exhibition by Paul Arion

‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’ - A Photography Exhibition by Paul Arion

London-based artist Paul Arion, the only Romanian with three Oscars in his resume, is our special guest this summer. His photography exhibition, entitled ‘Desolation: Corpus Aliena’, opens in our Brâncuși Gallery with a talk between the artist and the show’s curator, photographer and director of London’s Italian...

10/07 - 22/09/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: a London Celebration

The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse: a London Celebration

Every year, on 24 June, The Universal Day of the Romanian Blouse is celebrated worldwide. To mark the occasion, we invite you to join us at 1 Belgrave Square for the opening of an exhibition of vintage Romanian blouses from the collection of violist Marie-Jeanne Mai-Antal. Comprising no fewer than 30 exquisite garments that will be on display...

23/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Building on the Past: Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture

Building on the Past: Pioneer Romanian Women in Architecture

This June, to mark Romania’s eighth participation at the London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural innovation and international built environment, we focus on female creativity and bring to the fore some of Romania’s most remarkable talents in the field. The role and recognition of women’s...

19 - 28/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Centre, 18 Fitzhardinge Street, London W1H 6EQ
Outstanding Women Architects in Romania

Outstanding Women Architects in Romania

This June, to mark Romania’s eighth participation at the London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of architectural innovation and international built environment, we focus on female creativity and bring to the fore some of Romania’s most remarkable talents in the field. Throughout the years, several courageous...

13 - 28/06/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Gheorghe Fikl: The End of History

Gheorghe Fikl: The End of History

Gheorghe Fikl, one of Romania’s most original and thought-provoking contemporary artists, opens his first UK solo show at 1 Belgrave Square. The exhibition brings together a selection of large-scale, oil-on-canvas works from three of his recent series, developed during 2015 – 2019: El Angel Exterminador, End of...

28/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
Romania’s Art Publications Pack a Punch at Tate Modern

Romania’s Art Publications Pack a Punch at Tate Modern

This year, P U N C H Bucharest returns to the British capital for yet another display of editorial artistry at Offprint London, one of the UK’s largest art publishing fairs. Romania’s fourth consecutive participation at the major event, which takes over Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for a whole weekend in May, also features a...

17 - 19/05/2019 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Taste Art! A Multi-Sensory Evening of Eastern European Gems

Taste Art! A Multi-Sensory Evening of Eastern European Gems

We join forces with Contemporary Lynx Magazine, the foreigner’s guide to contemporary art and culture from Poland and Central Europe, for a sensational evening of immersive art and music to celebrate the magazine’s latest issue. The event brings together Romanian performance artist Alex Mirutziu and Polish visual artist Piotr...

16/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X8PH
The Poetry of Painting: Eugen Raportoru’s Urban Landcapes

The Poetry of Painting: Eugen Raportoru’s Urban Landcapes

Eugen Raportoru, one of the most important Romanian painters of his generation, whose raw and vibrant style imposes by its depth a mise-en-abyme of our own emotions in the face of time, is our guest artist in April. His first UK solo show, entitled ‘Urban Report’ and comprising a selection of works that interrogate the soul and...

17/04 - 10/05/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH
Searching for Life with Painter Bogdan Mihai Radu

Searching for Life with Painter Bogdan Mihai Radu

This spring, RCI’s Brâncuşi Gallery is set to host the first UK showcase of painter Bogdan Mihai Radu, winner of the 1st Prize at last year’s Oxford International Art Fair. The exhibition, a striking display that reunites the floral repertory already familiar to the painter's audiences and his lesser-known abstract...

20/03 - 12/04/2019 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
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